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presents

Written by

BILL KISKA With Additional Material by JUSTIN M. KISKA

JESSICA BILLONES

Featuring CHELSEA BONDARENKO

LANCE E. HAYES ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR.

BILL KISKA

MATTHEW CRAWFORD

SARAH MELINDA

JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE

SHANNON WELLS

Choreography & Musical Staging by

DEE BUCHANAN and BILL KISKA Music Direction by

JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Direction & Staging by

JUSTIN M. KISKA

THE WAY OFF BROADWAY DINNER THEATRE & CHILDREN’S THEATRE 5 Willowdale Drive • Frederick, Maryland 21702 • Box Office: 301.662.6600 • www.wayoffbroadway.com


THE CAST

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(In order of appearance)

Santa Claus.......................................................................................................................................... BILL KISKA Mrs. Wiggins .......................................................................................................................JESSICA BILLONES Mall Workers .................................................. CHELSEA BONDARENKO, MATTHEW CRAWFORD, ..................................................... LANCE E. HAYES, SARAH MELINDA, ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. ............................................................................................ JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE, SHANNON WELLS Benny the Elf............................................................................................................MATTHEW CRAWFORD Suzie......................................................................................................................................... SHANNON WELLS Dad .............................................................................................................................JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Timmy ....................................................................................................................ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. Mom ........................................................................................................................................JESSICA BILLONES Felix Navidad .........................................................................................................JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Candy Cane ............................................................................................................................ SARAH MELINDA Female Shopper .................................................................................................. CHELSEA BONDARENKO Male Shopper.......................................................................................................................... LANCE E. HAYES Carolers .................................. JESSICA BILLONES, CHELSEA BONDARENKO, LANCE E. HAYES, ........................................................................................... SARAH MELINDA, ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. Franz Gruber........................................................................................................................... LANCE E. HAYES Father Mohr ........................................................................................................ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. Mrs. Claus .............................................................................................................................. SHANNON WELLS Young Santa..............................................................................................................MATTHEW CRAWFORD Jingles ......................................................................................................................................... LANCE E. HAYES Jangles ...................................................................................................................................... SARAH MELINDA Ralph.......................................................................................................................ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. Karen Navidad ...................................................................................................................JESSICA BILLONES Josh Navidad ........................................................................................................................... LANCE E. HAYES Madelyn................................................................................................................... CHELSEA BONDARENKO Jonah .......................................................................................................................ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. Swings JAIMIE LEA KISKA and JOSEPH WAEYAERT

BEHIND THE SCENES

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Director .....................................................................................................................................JUSTIN M. KISKA Music Director ......................................................................................................JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Choreographer....................................................................................... DEE BUCHANA and BILL KISKA Orchestrations and Arrangements ..........................BILL KISKA and JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Lighting Design......................................................................................................................JUSTIN M. KISKA Light Board Operator .......................................................................... MATTHEW MAESTROMATTEO Sound...................................................................................................................................JOSEPH WAEYAERT Set Design & Construction ................................................... BILL KISKA, JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Costumes ............................................................................................................................................. BILL KISKA Wigs ................................................................................................... APRIL HORN of HAIR WORX SALON

The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs is strictly prohibited at this performance. ∎

We also ask that you turn off your cell phones during the performance.


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

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~ ACT I ~ The Christmas Valley Mall before Christmas “I’ll Be a Santa” ........................................................................................................................................................ Santa “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” .................................................................................................. Mall Workers “Thirty-Two Feet and Eight Little Tails” ................................................................................... Mall Workers “I Believe in Santa Claus” .................................................................................................................. Mall Workers “Jingle Jingle Jingle” ............................................................................................................................................ Benny “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” ................................................................................................................................... Suzie “I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas” ...........................................................................................................Timmy “Mr. Santa” ................................................................................................................................................... Candy Cane “Deck the Rooftop”......................................................................................................................... Female Shopper “Santa on the Rooftop” ...................................................................................................................... Male Shopper “Oh Come All Yee Faithful”.......................................................................................................................... Carolers “Hark the Harold Angels Sing” .................................................................................................................. Carolers “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” ............................................................................................................. Carolers “Silent Night” ..................................................................................................... Franz Gruber and Father Mohr ~ ACT II ~ “We Are Santa’s Elve” ...............................................................................................Jingles, Jangles, and Ralph “Jingle Bell Rock” ........................................................................................................Jingles, Jangles, and Ralph “Holly Jolly Christmas” .............................................................................................Jingles, Jangles, and Ralph “Just Sing a Christmas Song” ........................................................................................................ Karen Navidad “Jingle Bells” ............................................................................................................................................. Josh Navidad “The Magic of Christmas Day” .................................................................................................................Shoppers “Sleigh Ride”.....................................................................................................................................................Shoppers “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” .....................................................................................................Shoppers “Grown Up Christmas List” ..............................................................................................................Felix Navidad “There is a Santa Claus” ...............................................................................................Felix Navidad and Santa


WHO’S WHO

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JESSICA BILLONES: is appearing in her eleventh production at WOB, having been seen in Sunset Boulevard, Damn Yankees, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up, and The Drowsy Chaperone; as Mrs. Shinn in The Music Man, Ethel in Footloose, Muzzie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, and Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde. You may have also seen her as Mom in several of WOB’s Children’s Theatre productions. Other stage credits include Musical of Musicals: The Musical (June), City of Angels (Donna/Oolie), and Curtains (Georgia). Thanks to Justin for her 95 year contract, her family for their support, and God for His many blessings. CHELSEA BONDARENKO: is happy to return to the Mainstage after last appearing as Margot in Legally Blonde. She has been performing at WOB throughout the years since she was 13 and starred in the theatre’s production of Annie. Since then, she has appeared in A Chorus Line, CATS, All Shook Up, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, Chicago, Footloose, The Music Man, and 9 to 5: The Musical, as well as Clara in Clara & the Nutcracker Prince and Pinkalicious in Pinkalicious – The Musical in the Children’s Theatre. She would like to thank her parents for their lifelong support and WOB for all the opportunities. MATTHEW CRAWFORD: made his WOB debut last season as Lord Savage in Jekyll & Hyde and has appeared in every show since then accept Steel Magnolias (for obvious reasons) and Sunset Boulevard (when he took a much needed break), as well as a number of characters in the Children’s Theatre. While all of his role at WOB have been fun, he cannot wait until he gets to play a pirate next year in the Children’s Theatre production of How I Became a Pirate! LANCE E. HAYES: returned to WOB this season in 9 to 5: The Musical after having last appeared on the Mainstage in Mel Brooks’ The Producers as Scott, the choreographer. He is currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre at Catholic University. Lance has been working in D.C. and New York for the last three years and performed at the Kennedy Center with Rita Moreno and Chita Rivera, as well as a Marvin Hamlisch tribute. Some previous appearances include Dames at Sea, Sisters of Swing, The Tall Tales of Enoch, Happy Days, Cinderella, and CATS. SARAH MELINDA: has been a member of the WOB Family since she first appeared here in Bye Bye, Birdie in 2003. Since then, she has been seen in Evita (Eva), The Goodbye Girl (Paula), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), The Sound of Music (Sister Magareta/Sister Berthe), Lullabies of Broadway – A Musical Revue, Christmas Tidings (Mother/ Baroness), Christmas Follies (Snowflake/ Esmeralda), Another Radio Christmas (Sarah St.

James), A Christmas Time of Year (Aunt Sarafina), ‘Tis the Season, An Old Fashioned (Radio) Christmas (Sarah St. James), Season’s Greetings (Sue Ellen), New Year’s Revue 2010 & 2011, and numerous Children’s Theater productions. Other stage credits include Wayside Theater, Round House Theater, Signature Theatre, Charter Theater, St. Croix Festival Theater, and the Maryland Renaissance Festival. In addition to acting, she is an Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International and has staged fights for Totem Pole Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Charter Theater and Theater J. Sarah is a graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC. ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR.: graduated from Penn State where he studied Mathematics and Music. Since beginning in 1991, he has performed in, directed, and/or music directed many local and regional productions, as well as several regional and national tours. At WOB, his most notable appearances include Sunset Boulevard (Max), Legally Blonde (Callahan), Nunsense A-Men! (Reverend Mother), and The Producers (Franz). Favorite appearances include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), The Producers (Franz), 1776 (John Adams), Clue: The Musical (Mrs. White), Evita (Che), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE: is WOB’s Creative Director and the Artistic Director of Stock♦ing Productions. He has appeared on the WOB stage in Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, Footloose, Jekyll & Hyde, Damn Yankees, Chicago, Hairspray, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up, The Full Monty, The Producers, CATS, The Wedding Singer, Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Forever Plaid, and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as numerous Children’s Theatre productions. Since becoming WOB’s Resident Music Director, he has music directed every production since 2010; directed Steel Magnolias and Nunsense A-Men!; and wrote 2010’s Christmas Follies. He has performed in theatres throughout the region in productions of Next to Normal, RENT, A New Brain, The Rocky Horror Show, Robber Bridegroom, Seussical, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. SHANNON WELLS: has appeared at WOB in Jekyll & Hyde (Emma), Hairspray (Tracey), The Sound of Music (Maria), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), and Grease (Jan). Shannon also performs in a number of Christmas shows and WOB’s interactive murder mysteries, both at the theatre and on the Walkersville Southern Railroad, as well as in the Children’s Theatre productions. Thanks to the WOB Family for this opportunity and a special thanks to her family and friends who helped to make this possible, especially Erik and my babies.


WHO’S WHO

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BILL KISKA (Author, Executive Producer): is WOB’s Executive Producer and CEO. Since taking over the theatre in 2002, he has overseen every production, as well as directing a majority of them including, in recent seasons, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, The Music Man, Hairspray, South Pacific, All Shook Up, CATS, Evita, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. No stranger to performing, over the years he has appeared in roles that range from Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music to Lawrence Jameson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrel and Georges in La Cage aux Folles to Sir Danvers in Jekyll & Hyde. JUSTIN M. KISKA (Director): is Way Off Broadway’s President and Managing Director and the Chairman of WOB LIVE! Entertainment, the division which manages all of the company's production activities outside of the theatre itself. Directing credits include productions of Wait Until Dark, Steel Magnolias, Lullabies of Broadway - A Musical Revue (which he also wrote), Grease, Mel Brooks' The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Jekyll & Hyde, and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical. Justin is also the "mastermind" behind a growing series of interactive murder mysteries, having written A Rock-n-Roll Golden Oldies Murder, The Case of the Oldest Living Showgirl, Murder by Marriage - A Wedding to Remember, A Fantasy Fairytale Murder Mystery, The Class Reunion Caper, American Icon:

This Competition is Murder!, DEATH: It's a Drag!, A Taste of Murder: Curiosity Killed the Cook, The Campaign Caper, The First Widows Club, The Family Fortune Fia$co, and Murder at Haunted Hollow. In addition to his mysteries, he is the author of a collection of Christmas shows including An Old Fashioned (Radio) Christmas, Holiday Cheer, 'Tis the Season, A Christmas Time of Year, Another Radio Christmas, Christmas Tidings, and Season's Greetings: An Empire Christmas. WAY OFF BROADWAY (Producer): The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has been a leader in the region’s performing arts community since it first opened in 1995. Under the direction of the Kiska Family since 2002, Way Off Broadway has produced such productions as A Funny Thing . . . Forum, Bye Bye, Birdie, Annie, Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Oklahoma!, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, The Odd Couple, A Chorus Line, Lend Me a Tenor, The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evita, Cats, The Full Monty, South Pacific, Hairspray, and Legally Blonde, as well as the regional and/or area premieres of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl - The Musical, Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles, the musical comedy The Wedding Singer, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Way Off Broadway also produces a one-of-a-kind children’s lunch theatre, as well as a number of special events throughout the year.

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Executive Producer & Chief Executive Officer ......................................................................... BILL KISKA President & Managing Director .......................................................................................... JUSTIN M. KISKA Chief Financial Officer & General Manager ................................................................................ DEB KISKA Associate Producer ...................................................................................................................... TREY T. KISKA Creative Director & Children’s Theatre Manager ........................................ JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Resident Choreographer .................................................................................................... AMANDA PATTEN Audience Development Manager...........................................................................GENEVIEVE WILLIAMS Assistant Kitchen Manager .......................................................................................... SUZETTA HARRISON


Performances every Saturday afternoon and the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month.

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Singing and Ringing with The Frederick Chorale and Capital Carillon Handbell Choir December 14, 8:00 p.m. December 15, 3:00 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church Frederick, Maryland

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS January 11 - March 9, 2013

9 TO 5 - THE MUSICAL March 22 - June 1, 2013

LEGALLY BLONDE June 14 - August 24, 2013

SUNSET BOULEVARD September 6 - November 9, 2013

MR. CLAUS November 22 - December 28, 2013

Disney’s ALADDIN January 19 - March 9, 2013

Disney’s CINDERELLA April 6 - July 28, 2013

PINKALICIOUS

September 14 - November 2, 2013

A CHILDREN’S THEATRE CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 16 - December 28, 2013

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MR. CLAUS  

Mr. Claus November 22 - December 28, 2013 The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre Frederick, Maryland

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